They're flying high at San Antonio International Airport, which experienced record passenger numbers January, the 19th consecutive month of record growth, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
More than 700,000 people got on and off planes at SAT in January, up 7.8% from the record numbers reported in January of 2017, and the highest passenger traffic ever for January.
Domestic travel was up 7.3% over last year, and international travel jumped 22%.
These numbers will help Aviation Department officials lure new flights and new non stops to the city. Business groups, including 2020 Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, have complained about a lack of domestic and international non stop flights out of San Antonio, and adding new routes has become a top priority for the City.
In addition, SAT has been named one of the winners of the 2017 Airport Service Quality Awards, tying for third place overall among 48 different airports in North America.
Among SAT’s highest scoring areas were waiting time for check-in, waiting time for security, ease of finding your way through the airport, and cleanliness of the airport.
2018 is expected to break all records for tourism in San Antonio, due to the Tricentennial, the Final Four, and the strong economy which drives travel and tourism.